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CPEC to be proponent of peace, regional prosperity: Pervaiz Rashid

Pervaiz RashidLahore: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Senator Pervaiz Rashid said on Tuesday that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will be a proponent of peace and regional prosperity.This he said while addressing a seminar on ” Pakistan China Iron Brothers”, organised by Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage in connection with 65th anniversary of celebrations of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and China.

Pervaiz Rashid said the convoys that will ply on the corridor project would not conquer other countries but help provide basic amenities of life to the people of the region. This road of peace would sprout the springs of development in the region,he added. He said Pakistan and China harbour no enmity towards any country and seek peace and friendship with all.

Over the last 65 years, the relations between the two countries have grown from strength to strength despite changes in internal or external situation. This speaks volumes of the bonds between the two countries which are mooted in the will of the people.He said there was a complete unanimity among Pakistanis irrespective of their political affiliations, profession or origin that China is sincere friend and a strategic ally.

While state relations are usually considered to be based on national interest – relationship between Pakistan and China is an example that inter-state relations based on understanding, mutual respect and people to people centered are enduring, he said.

The Minister said that Pak-China friendship was not about the two people only, but it was relationship of over one billion humans. This friendship was beneficial not only to the people of the two countries but the entire region  and the entire world.

This relationship has played its role in the peace and prosperity of the entire world and now the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor  will prove a road to progress and prosperity.

Pervaiz Rashid said that the construction of ports and road infrastructure in the region will bring the people closer to each other. Therefore, he said besides the development of Gwadar, Pakistan also welcomes the establishment of other ports in the region. He said these mega projects will steer the region out of poverty and backwardness and bring prosperity to the lives of the people.

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